Daniel Reetz talk on the politics of digital books is March 11

The College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Speaker Series announces that Daniel Reetz will give a talk titled "The Why in DIY Book Scanning" at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in 300 Merrifield Hall.

The DIY Book Scanner community has produced a diverse ecosystem of book scanning hardware and software to address a wide range of needs, both domestically and internationally. But, Reetze will ask, why bother to build your own book scanning hardware when so many big players are so far along? The community offers up dozens of reasons, personal, professional and profound. Reetze will share these stories to shore up the greater argument that the future of digital books is too important to leave solely in the hands of corporate interests.
-- Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, Assistant Professor, English, rwh@und.edu, 777-6391